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Philippines sets Christmas truce with communist rebels

Philippines sets Christmas truce with communist rebels

Government hopes the unilateral one-month ceasefire will be reciprocated

Timor-Leste suffers setback on justice for domestic violence victims

Timor-Leste suffers setback on justice for domestic violence victims

Expulsion of foreign judges raises questions about whether the courts can protect the rights of women, children

Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks Philippines

Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks Philippines

Raid uncovers drug lords 'living like kings' in the country's largest penitentiary

Pakistan activist receives 'threat' for helping Christian

Pakistan activist receives 'threat' for helping Christian

Banned group wants victim to reconcile with men who stripped, attacked her

Turkey criticized over arrests of anti-Erdogan media

Turkey criticized over arrests of anti-Erdogan media

A total of 27 people detained Sunday in nationwide raids on newspapers and TV stations

Female monks seek recognition in Thailand

Female monks seek recognition in Thailand

Ban on ordaining women 'violates religious freedom', say advocates

Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years later

Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years later

Inner Mongolia court makes rare ruling to overturn wrongful conviction

Sri Lanka journalists protest restrictions ahead of election

Sri Lanka journalists protest restrictions ahead of election

Condemn widespread threats, interrogation of a Sinhalese editor by national police

Vietnam court upholds prison terms for three activists

Vietnam court upholds prison terms for three activists

As many as 20 activists detained as they tried to demonstrate outside the courthouse Friday

Thai proposal to use prisoners in fishing industry draws criticism

Thai proposal to use prisoners in fishing industry draws criticism

Labor minister wants to replace trafficked migrants with inmates

India's government advocates anti-proselytization law

India's government advocates anti-proselytization law

Controversial legislation proposed amid forced-conversion scandal

Indonesian editor accused of blasphemy over IS cartoon

Indonesian editor accused of blasphemy over IS cartoon

Jakarta Post issues front-page apology following outcry from Islamic groups

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